Ruan Jia is an artist from the southern part of China (Wenzhou).
"The ancient wizards mixed enchanted Primal Stones (painting #3), Crystals and other materials to produce a kind of stone known as Forbidden Glaze. With this material, they were able to seal and look into memory. They went as far as to collect memory from creatures that had died thousands or even millions of years before. If the glaze was filled with happy and sweet memories from the dead body, its color would change to gold. Otherwise, if the glaze was filled with painful or miserable memories, the glaze would change the color to red. The more miserable the memory was, the gloomier the color would turn out. It might eventually go as deep as black."
"The prince came to a city (painting #4) which used to be extremely popular. He hoped he could find the witch who lived in the labyrinth beneath a castle. The witch has a cursed mirror which can reflect what the person who is looking into the mirror is thinking of. The prince believed that, with the mirror, he could find the magical weapon."
"For the first time, I finished the sketch first and then painted it. The sketch part was done smoothly. But the painting part really twisted me. I almost gave up half way."
"My inspiration come from the look in my friend’s eyes. (Painting #2) I like the look in her eyes, extremely cold and aloof. When I draw this picture, I'm focused my attention on the look in his eyes."
"Dried land and desert plain. A paladin is looking for a forgotten ancient city in mist. It is said that nobody has returned from this barren land. There are no rocky mountains where the creatures can inhabit. What adventure is waiting for him? Can he find what he is looking for?"